Kiley Kennedy, an 18-year-old Eureka High School student, was recently found dead near Highway 100 in the Pacific, Missouri. Two 16-year-old teenagers were later arrested on charges of killing the victim.
Her body was discovered by authorities from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. The Main Department of Cases in Greater St. Louis. Louis was later appointed to further investigate the case.
Officials allegedly seized a 9mm gun from a house in the Pacific and marked it as a possible “murder weapon” that led to the arrest of the teenager. The Rockwood School District spoke KSDK on the situation and said that a consultation had been organized for all those affected by Kiley Kennedy’s death:
“Please join us in expressing our deepest condolences to Kiley’s family and friends, as well as to the students and staff of Eureka High School. Let’s continue to hug each other and do everything we can to find a way to heal this difficult time together. “
Kiley Kennedy’s colleague, Mackenzie Shelton, also organized a GoFundMe a campaign to raise funds for the funeral expenses of her ex and to support her family. The fundraising campaign has already received more than $ 4,000 in donations.
Who was Kiley Kennedy?
Kiley Kennedy was a high school student and professional from Eureka, and was recently killed by two teenagers near the Pacific, Missouri. She was reportedly heading towards Country Air Drive when she got into an argument with suspects over money and narcotics.
She was once hit in the chest and succumbed to gunshot wounds before authorities discovered her body. Kiley’s brother Logan Kennedy said on Facebook that his sister was a dancer, skateboarder and loved animals. He mentioned that everyone who knew her loved her.
Logan noted that his family is seeking justice, but also asked everyone to have understanding and consideration:
“At the moment, many people want justice, and our family wants justice. However, we must provide grace. The person who did this is human and made a huge mistake, which broke the lives of many. However, we cannot turn my sister’s life into darkness. We have to pray for the person or people involved. ”
Sheriff Steve Pelton of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Kiley Kennedy’s death was tragic, especially because she was young:
“It’s tragic when life is lost in general, but to have someone so young and the suspects young, that’s really discouraging. So, as a community, we have to be there to support the victim’s family and friends when it comes to that.”
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The two suspects are charged with second-degree murder and are currently in custody in St. Louis County. Charles. However, their names have not been revealed because criminal charges are being filed against them as minors.